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Shady Lane rental agent denounces claims of racism

In regards to families with children, the case alleges applicants without children where told there were available apartments, while applicants with children were told on the same day none were available. Also, applicants were asked if they planned to have children and told the complex doesn't want young children.

Socha said this is an election year ploy for Cuomo to capture voters in November and continued to voice his objection to the lawsuit.

"What is even more repugnant is that Mrs. Deana Tope and her family have gotten caught up in this political maneuver," said Socha. "If anything, Deana Tope is an advocate for black Americans and families with children having equal access to housing."

Socha Management and Tope plan to see the case to the end and dispute the claims brought against them and dismiss all allegations.

"I really don't know if the attorney general's staff has informed them of all the facts in this case, but I am hoping Mr. Cuomo will take a closer look at this mater," said Socha.""

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